Responsible Office in Terms of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG):
Berlin Tourismus & Kongress GmbH (hereinafter referred to as “visitBerlin”)
represented by Burkhard Kieker, CEO.
Am Karlsbad 11,
10785 Berlin, Germany
We are pleased that you are using our website www.berlin-sportmetropole.de and thank you for your interest in our services and products. Protecting your privacy is very important to us. Therefore, please note the following information:
Collection, Processing and Storage of Data
You can use our website without any personally-identifiable information being collected by us. The collection of personally-identifiable data is required to make and execute contracts, to open a customer account, or to make contact with visitBerlin. This data will be used solely for the purposes mentioned above unless we receive your express consent otherwise. The data will be used only to the extent necessary for the specific purpose, such as making, executing and invoicing of contracts. Once said purpose has been fulfilled, your data will be stored in compliance with tax and trade law requirements, but will be deleted after these periods.
A log file is created with every visit to our sites and every time a file is accessed. This data cannot be identified as belonging to specific individuals due to technical limitations. We do not merge or compare these data with other data sources; the anonymised data is deleted after being used for statistical evaluation. Each record consists of:
the site from which you requested the file;
the name of the file;
the date and time of the request;
the amount of data transferred;
the access status (file transferred, file not found, etc.);
a description of the type of web browser used;
the IP address.
Every visit to our sites and each time a file is accessed, IP addresses are also automatically recorded and stored in a log file on the server. Under certain circumstances, IP addresses can be traced back to the specific user. Berlin Tourismus & Kongress GmbH nonetheless does not undertake analyses to achieve this end nor does it use such data for its own promotional purposes nor does it keep such data for the use of third parties.
Information, Correction, Blocking or Deletion of Stored Data
You have the right to make a free request for information about the data we have stored about you and the right to correct, block or delete this data. The same applies to the revocation of consent to store your data. If you revoke your consent or request deletion of your data, your data will be deleted accordingly. This does not apply to data which must be retained according to statute or other contractual obligations.
This also does not apply to such data as are required to establish, perform and invoice contracts related to transactions or which must be stored for billing purposes. For information, blocking, deletion and correction of your data or to revoke your previously given consent, please contact visitBerlin as listed at the bottom of the website.
Disclosure of Personal Data to Third Parties
All third parties involved in executing and fulfilling the contract may as a rule only process and use your data to process your order and fulfil the contract. Third parties are also allowed to create pseudonymous user profiles with cookies and dynamic IP addresses so as to transmit to the individual user personalised advertising and/or use the data for marketing research purposes. With regard to the website’s reach analysis these cookies will be used to track pseudonymous data concerning the website visitor or successful transactions via travel review portals. These partners especially include ad server operators, travel review portals and web analytics providers. visitBerlin’s current partners in these areas are Google and piwik. The data processed and used in this respect is subject to the data protection regulations of the respective partner.
You can always request information about the data we have stored about you and the personally-identifiable data we have disclosed to third parties and revoke consent previously granted. Please address your request to the address/email listed under “Information on Customer Rights and Contacts”. If you wish to prohibit the ad-server operator from processing and using your data, this revocation of consent must be made to the partner concerned. To do so, please open the link as described below under “Opt-Out”.
In all other instances, your personally-identifiable data will not be disclosed to third parties except in those exceptional cases where we are required to do so by law or appropriate judicial or administrative order. If you receive advertising from Berlin Tourismus & Kongress GmbH or one of its cooperating partners despite having filed a revocation of consent to such use of your data, please contact us immediately. In this case, please use the contact information at the bottom of the website.
regulations are followed. Our service providers in this respect are piwik and Google Analytics. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. We would like to provide notice that the Google Analytics used on this website has the “anonymizeIP();” code to enable the masking of your IP address when collected by Google Analytics. By activating IP anonymisation on this website, your IP address will be truncated before being transmitted to Google. Only in exceptional cases will the whole IP address first be transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators
and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.
Google will not associate the data transmitted by your browser with any
revocation of consent must be made to the partner concerned. To do so, please click the link provided above.
http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html andhttps://www.google.de/intl/en/policies/. Internet browsers are by default set to accept cookies.
However, users can deactivate the storing of cookies or adjust their browser
so that it will be asked before a cookie is sent.
To switch off Google Analytics tracking, click here. For mobile devices, please use this Link.
This website uses Piwik, an open source web analytics tool (http://de.piwik.org) to collect and save data for marketing and optimization purposes. User profiles can be created under a pseudonym on the basis of this data. Cookies may be used for this purpose. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the site vistitor’s cache on their Internet browser. Cookies allow us to recognize your Internet browser. The Data collected with Piwik is not used without the explicit consent of the person concerned to personally identify a visitor and is not aggregated with any personal Data regarding the bearer of the pseudonym.
Use of Editorial Content and Communications
All user-generated content submitted for publication will be used by us exclusively within our website (berlin-sportmetropole.de and other online communications channels operated by Berlin Tourismus & Kongress GmbH such as Facebook/berlin-sportmetropole, Facebook/Berlin, the place to be, or Twitter/visitBerlin), but we cannot as a rule prevent outside websites from accessing said content through links. Editorial communications may, for example, include posts made in social media (Facebook, Twitter, Google+), reader comments within the visitBerlin blog or any content (texts, images, etc.) received as part of a contest entry. We reserve the right to make editorial revisions to the contents forwarded to us prior to publication editorially, in particular, the right to eliminate errors and make formatting changes. However, we not truncate or make other changes to your content without first contacting you.
We store your data on specially protected servers in Germany. Access to said servers is restricted to authorised persons who have access to those areas necessary for the activity as part of their technical, commercial or editorial management of the data.
We take precautions to ensure the safety of your personal data. Your data is conscientiously protected by us from loss, destruction, falsification, manipulation and unauthorised access or unauthorised disclosure.
visitBerlin uses so-called social plug-ins for the social networks Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube and Pinterest. These services are offered respectively by the companies Facebook Inc., Twitter Inc. and Google Inc. (“providers”). Facebook is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). Twitter operated by Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103. Google+ and YouTube are operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). Pinterest is operated by Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA.
You will find an overview of the plugins and their appearance here:
When you visit one of our webpages containing such a social plug-in, your browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of Facebook, Twitter, Google or Pinterest. The content of the plug-in is transmitted directly by the providers to your browser and integrated into the page. By integrating the plug-in, the providers receive information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a profile with the corresponding social network or are not currently logged in. This information (including your IP address) will be transmitted from your browser directly to a server operated by the providers in the U.S. and stored there. If you are logged into one of the social networks, providers can directly assign your visit to our website to your profile on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Pinterest. If you interact with the plug-ins, for example, by hitting “Like” or “+1”, the corresponding information is also transmitted directly to a server of the provider and stored there. The information will also be published on the social network and will be displayed to your contacts on those sites. For the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of data by the providers as well as your rights in this respect and settings options for protecting your privacy, please visit the privacy policies of the providers.
If you do not want Facebook, Twitter, Google, YouTube or Pinterest to assign the data collected via our website directly to your profile on the respective social network, you must log out of the network before you visit our website. You can also prevent the loading of the plug-ins with a browser add-on; for example, you can install the “Facebook Blocker” to block the Facebook plugin (http://webgraph.com/resources/facebookblocker/).
Information on Customer Rights and Contacts
You have the right to make a free request for information about the data we have stored about you and the right to correct, block or delete this data. If you have any questions about the collection, processing or use of your personal data, please contact us. The same applies to information, blocking, deletion and correction requests concerning your personal information and for revocation of consents granted.
Berlin Tourismus & Kongress GmbH
Data Protection Officer
Am Karlsbad 11, 10785 Berlin
Current as of: June 2016